Job Postings: Art & Architecture Librarian, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

The University of Oregon Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and user-oriented colleague for the position of Art and Architecture Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Art and Architecture Librarian has responsibility for developing collections and services to support scholarly users of information, serving as the primary liaison with the Department of Art, the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, and the Arts and Administration, Product Design, and Digital Arts programs. This position provides reference and research consultation, collection development, and instructional and outreach services in art history, architecture, fine arts, and related disciplines. Service on library and campus committees is expected. Other related duties and projects will be assigned. Library faculty members are also encouraged to be professionally active through involvement in regional and national associations, research, or publication. This position is located in the Architecture & Allied Arts Library, and reports to the head of that department.

Qualifications:
For a complete description and list of required and desired qualifications, please see http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?subtype=academic.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience. The UO offers a generous benefits package (see:http://hr.uoregon.edu).

Application Deadline:
To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials by July 31, 2015. Position will remain open until filled.

To Apply: Please submit a Word or PDF document that includes a cover letter, résumé, and list of four professional references to Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Human Resources Librarian, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299 at libapps@uoregon.edu.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.


Job Posting: Archivist for the Architect of the Capitol, Washington, DC

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/407424000

The mission of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America’s Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 553 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC also provides professional expertise on the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.

This position is assigned to the Architect of the Capitol, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Curator Division, Records Management and Archives Branch and serves as an Archivist in the Records Management and Archives Branch.

Incumbent is responsible for the accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, and management of the permanently valuable historical records of the Architect of the Capitol. Because the Architect of the Capitol is exempted by law from sending the agency’s permanent records to the National Archives, the Archivist performs a range of duties normally undertaken by the staff of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Duties include:

– Evaluating and accessioning historical paper and electronic records as documentary evidence of the administrative history of the agency and the history of the Capitol Complex.

-Organizing, maintaining, and preserving the permanent records of the AOC in textual and electronic format following the highest archival standards.

-Researching the history of the United States Capitol utilizing the historical records of the agency.

-Assisting the Chief of the Records Management and Archives Branch on matters of records retention and management, archival storage, and planning of microfilming/scanning projects as well as overseeing the daily work of Archives Technicians and summer employees.

-Performing reference services in the records of the Architect for AOC staff and contractors, congressional staff, government agencies, scholars, and the public.

-Conducting research in the historical records and published sources and drafting clear and concise responses to reference requests.

-Working with others to implement and maintain an electronic document and records management system to manage records across the AOC and researching new methods of representing descriptive information for access, incorporating finding aids, databases, and the AOC Guide to Historical Records.

-Conducting agency records inventories in order to update the records schedules in AOC jurisdictions.

-Developing and implementing the agency’s oral history program.

-Presenting results of research in the form of inventories, reports, and presentations.

***A Master’s Degree in archival or library science is preferred***


Job Opportunity: Art & Architecture Librarian, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (UL&LS) seeks a service-oriented, innovative subject specialist with an expertise in Art, Art History, Photography, and Architecture to support a dynamic library system with a strong outreach and instruction program. This is a full-time, 12-month position with the faculty rank and tenure status negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

Position Description:

  • The Art & Architecture Librarian will proactively build relationships and partnerships with students, faculty, and staff in the undergraduate and graduate art and architecture programs and deliver services that support UL&LS and University initiatives.
  • Working in a team-oriented and highly electronic environment, this librarian will serve as the Libraries’ specialist for Art History, Art Studio, Art Education, Photography, and Architecture and Planning.
  • The Librarian will provide instruction in the use of library resources and research in a variety of settings. He/she will provide reference services and lead in art and architecture collection development.
  • The successful candidate must be an engaged, innovative, and service-oriented individual. They will join a dynamic collaborative team of service oriented information professionals.
  • Successful candidates may teach credit courses for the UL&LS’s Organization, Information and Learning Sciences Program (OI&LS).
    The Art & Architecture Librarian will keep current with emerging information and instructional technologies, new uses of art and architecture research, and digital scholarship and tools. They will establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and researchers and employ communication, organization, analytic, and problem-solving skills.
    They will work to meet research and service requirements for tenure and will participate in faculty governance as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook. Working some evenings and weekends is required.
    The UL&LS integrates the UNM values of Excellence, Access with Support to Succeed, Integrity, Diversity, Respectful Relationships, Freedom and Sustainability into all we do. The UL&LS adds to UNM’s values: Service, Trust, Collaboration and Accountability.
    Primary Duties
  • Builds relationships with faculty and students to support their research and instructional endeavors.
  • Provides instruction in research and in the use of library resources in a variety of settings; will participate in the first year library instruction program.
  • Markets library services to assigned subject areas and to the University community.
  • Provides reference services.
  • Contributes to library-wide collection development activities and leads in visual arts, and architecture and planning collection development. Maintains and develops current collection strengths in photography and Latin American and southwestern Native American art.
  • Works collaboratively with the UL&LS Research Data Services program to provide assistance with faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students with their data management needs.
  • Works collaboratively with the Architecture Curator in the Center for Southwest Research to provide advanced architecture instruction and subject expertise.
  • Participates in UL&LS faculty governance and in library management as required.
  • Meets scholarship and service requirements for tenure as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook.
  • Contributes to UL&LS initiatives that further UNM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • May provide effective and timely supervision of assigned employees including all required training, career development, and performance reviews.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library/information sciences program or equivalent by the start date.
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in art, fine arts, or architecture, OR two years’ experience as an academic art or architecture librarian in the past five years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned graduate degree in art, fine arts, or architecture by the start date.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in working with faculty and students to support their research and instructional endeavors.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in instruction in face-to-face and online environments as well as presentation techniques and skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary and emerging information technologies such as web authoring tools and technologies, social media, digital learning objects, screencasting, and LibGuides.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as a strong service orientation.
  • Commitment to fostering diversity and interest in working with a multicultural and international University community.

https://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1428963989982


Job Posting: Archives Assistant, Boston Conservation and Recreation Dept.

https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_view.do?postingId=J45201&code=search.public&federalStimulus=no&words=j45201

The DCR Archives Program currently includes two staff: an Archivist and a Plans Archivist. Under the supervision of the Plans Archivist, the position assists in the archival management of an active central engineering and architectural plans collection pertaining to state parks buildings and landscapes, water resources, bridge and parkway infrastructure, real estate holdings, and recreational facilities. The collection encompasses approximately 75,000 plans, which date from the 1890s to the present.

The Archives Assistant identifies, acquires, arranges, describes, preserves, and provides access to records of enduring value of the agency and its agency predecessors, according to the archival management principles of provenance, original order, and collective control to protect the records’ authenticity and context.

The Archives Assistant complies with the Statewide Records Retention Schedule as established by the Secretary of State’s Records Conservation Board, the Massachusetts State Archives, and the Supervisor of Public Records.

The Archives Assistant will participate centrally in a long-term initiative to reformat key agency records – especially plans and documents related to critical infrastructure such as bridges, flood control projects, and parkways – and will help implement an electronic records management program for the Plans Library. In addition, The Archives Assistant will assist the Plans Archivist in addressing archival preservation and access issues for plans collections throughout all DCR offices and sites, statewide, including at its off-site Archives storage office in Danvers, and will assist the Archivist with general reference requests at the off-site Archives storage office each month.


Job Posting: Architecture Librarian, University of Waterloo, ON

http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/staff/liboff/architecture_librarian.html

The Architecture Librarian, as the Librarian for the School of Architecture, is responsible for the development, delivery, and assessment of the information services & resources required for the research, teaching and learning of the School of Architecture. The Architecture Librarian is accountable for the development and ongoing management of the Musagetes Architecture Library as related to its facilities and services. The Architecture Librarian will also take on a specialization.

Note: This post has an original deadline of November 10th. I’ve just seen it reposted, however, so it’s possible that they’ve extended their search. I’d suggest you send a query first, before preparing an application.


Job Posts in Canada

Architecture Librarian, University of Waterloo

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2014/architecture-librarian

The Architecture Librarian, as the Librarian for the School of Architecture, is responsible for the development, delivery, and assessment of the information services & resources required for the research, teaching and learning of the School of Architecture. The Architecture Librarian is accountable for the development and ongoing management of the Musagetes Architecture Library as related to its facilities and services. The Architecture Librarian will also take on a specialization.

User Experience Librarian, University of Toronto

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2014/user-experience-librarian

The User Experience Librarian develops templates and toolkits for web accessibility, usability, interface consistency and assessment, working as a member of the Libraries’ web development technical team to provide broad support to UTL web development initiatives. Working with the Assessment Librarian, the User Experience Librarian coordinates analysis and reporting on library web site usage, to support recommendations for digital library service and web site development. Working with reference and instruction librarians, the User Experience Librarian ensures that library services and resources are promoted and supported on all user platforms.

Archives Assistant, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Markham, ON

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2014/archives-assistant-7

Seneca Libraries is developing an archive to preserve documents, photographs, slides, and other media related to the history and operations of Seneca College. The focus of this project is to develop and implement procedures for processing and storing archival objects according to professional archival and records management standards.

We are seeking a student who is interested in gaining experience with basic preservation, accessioning, arrangement, and description of archival prints, negatives, slides, documents, and other media.

Systems Librarian, OCAD University, Toronto

http://bc.tbe.taleo.net/BC5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=OCADU&cws=1&rid=433

  • Administer, maintain and troubleshoot systems that support the operational needs and services of the University Library including Reference & Instructional Services, E-Resources & E-Learning Support, Visual Resources & Special Collections, and Collection Development & Access, in consultation with the University Librarian and the Library Heads
  • Collaborate with IT Services on the successful completion of prioritized projects to advance collection management, scholarly communications and discovery and access services and emerging library service or collection initiatives.
  • Serve as Library Systems subject matter expert in relation to areas, such as data mapping for integration of library system functions with institutional information systems, and integration of library systems, including institutional repository, with visual resources systems and learning management systems
  • Serve as primary liaison between OCAD U Library and SirsiDynix, Scholars Portal, Institutional Repository software vendor (EPrints), and other software or service providers
  • Provide system and application administration for the virtualized library system (Horizon SaaS) and for all related peripherals and workstations, including oversight of installation and software maintenance

 

 


Art and Media Archiving Jobs

Digital Archivist (Visual Resources), Wisconsin Veteran’s Museum, Madison

http://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/madison-wi-pt-digital-archivist-term-wisconsin-veterans-museum/

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, Wisconsin is currently accepting applications for the position of Digital Archivist to participate in digitizing original Civil War era still images. The Digital Archivist will play a key role in the preservation and access of a variety of historical images, including cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, tintypes, and ambrotypes.

Archivist (Documents and Photographs), Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian, Washington

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/383976400

This position is located in Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution. The employee applies professional archival principles, concepts, standards, and methodology to process, arrange, and describe significant and complex archival collections.

Archivist (Correspondence, Photographs, and Architectural Drawings), Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami

https://exterd.miamidade.gov/psc/GUEST/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=31620&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1&

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, History, Art History, or related field is required. Two years of professional experience in a museum, library or archive environment appraising, arranging and describing manuscripts and archival material are required.

Digital Asset Specialist, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/11308106

The Digital Asset Specialist acquires, catalogues, ingests and processes digital assets into the digital asset management system. This position has a focus on video and time-based media. Responsibilities include defining a base metadata criteria and set of standards for managing video and other asset types. This position works in collaboration with the Media Production team within the Department of Digital Media.


Job Posting: Digital Archivist, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2014/archivist-digital-archives-0

Job title: Archivist, Digital Archives
Division: Collection
Supervisor: Associate Director, Collection
Status: Contractual (3 years), full time (35hrs/week)
Posting period: 2 to 26 October 2014
Job entry: November 2014

Job Summary
The responsibilities of this job include the supervision, coordination and monitoring of the born-digital archival projects related to CCA’s archives. For born-digital material the incumbent will have to establish best practices for managing born-digital material held and acquired by the CCA, and assist in the strategic direction of archiving and accession to born-digital material. The incumbent plays a key role in the documentation of CCA Collection through the development of standards and procedures, classification and description.


Job Posting: Architecture Library Specialist, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ

The Architecture Library Specialist is responsible for the Architecture Library in the absence
of the Director. The position works a closing shift schedule (currently 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm
during fall and spring semesters). The schedule may include any hours of days of the week
that the Architecture Library is open and may be changed as needed. For more information
see http://library.njit.edu/jobs.

Link out to posting (.pdf)


The H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship in architectural study, and the SAH Membership Grant

http://www.sah.org/jobs-and-careers/sah-fellowships-and-grants/h-allen-brooks-travelling-fellowship?utm_source=april14newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SAH%20Newsletter

The Society of Architectural Historians’ prestigious H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship will be offered for 2014 and will allow a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. The fellowship is not for the purpose of doing research for an advanced academic degree. Instead, Prof. Brooks intended the recipient to study by travel and contemplation while observing, reading, writing, or sketching.

The goals are to provide an opportunity for a recent graduate with an advanced degree or an emerging scholar to

  1. see and experience architecture and landscapes firsthand
  2. think about their profession deeply
  3. acquire knowledge useful for the recipient’s future work, contribution to their profession and contribution to society

The fellowship recipient may travel to any country or countries during the one-year period. This fellowship is funded completely by the Society of Architectural Historians’ H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Fund.

The Award

In 2014 the Brooks Fellowship will be $50,000 and will cover expenses incurred by the Brooks Fellow for one year of travel. The award is non-renewable and award amounts may vary in future years. SAH suggests that if additional financial support is needed to cover other related expenses, that the applicants contact their respective university/college, academic advisor, department head, employer or outside foundations to investigate the financial opportunities afforded them. The Award will be paid in quarterly installments….

Criteria for Application

The H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship is open to a scholar who will earn a PhD or advanced terminal degree in the first half of 2014 (by June 30, 2014) or an emerging scholar who was awarded a PhD or advanced terminal degree in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 or 2009 in a field related to the built environment. Such degrees include PhDs in the history, theory or criticism of architecture, landscape architecture, or urbanism; historic preservation; the practice of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning; or other fields of advanced study related to the built environment including an M.Arch, MUP, MLA or a Masters in Historic Preservation program. Priority will be given to those whose chosen profession is relevant to the interests and objectives of the Society of Architectural Historians, i.e., the history of the built environment, historic preservation, conservation, and social implications of architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism.

The deadline for applications is October 1st, 2014. The winner will be announced in December 2014 and the fellowship can begin as early as January 1st, 2015. More details about the application process and requirements are at the link above. I think a librarian or archivist focusing on architectural documentation or preservation issues could put forth a convincing argument for this award ….

 


http://www.sah.org/jobs-and-careers/sah-fellowships-and-grants/sah-membership-grant-for-emerging-professionals

SAH Membership Grant for Emerging Professionals

Purpose
This award provides a one-year membership in SAH to emerging scholars to bridge the gap between the Society’s subsidized student memberships and the full-cost SAH memberships. This is intended for entry-level college and university professors and other new professionals engaged in the study of the built environment. These fellowships are funded by the Society of Architectural Historians’ Scott Opler Endowment for New Scholars.

Award
The award consists of a full one-year membership to the Society of Architectural Historians. The award winners will be announced at the Annual Conference and in the SAH Newsletter. Ten awards will be given for 2015.

Criteria for Application
This fellowship is intended to open membership in SAH to emerging scholars, entry-level college and university professors, junior curators and other new professionals who are engaged in the study of architectural history and its related disciplines. An emerging scholar for these purposes is defined as a person, regardless of age, who is new to the field of architectural history or its related disciplines and is within five years of having received a terminal master’s degree or PhD. The fellowship applicant may be either a new or renewing member of SAH. The intention of the award is to act as a bridge between SAH’s current reduced-rate student memberships, which are subsidized by SAH, and the full cost of annual membership in SAH.

Application Details
Applications will be accepted for 2015 SAH memberships through September 12, 2014.

To apply, you will need to provide: A current curriculum vitae (5 pages max)


Job Posting: Project Archivist at Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library – Project Archivist

(posted November 14, 2011)
The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library is searching for an experienced archivist to process the architectural drawings and personal papers of the New York architect Edgar Tafel. This position will be funded for 12 months with the possibility of extension. Funding for the position will begin on the selectee’s start date. The collection covers the architectural projects of Tafel’s career as well as personal papers and writings, especially his research and writing on Frank Lloyd Wright.

Working under the supervision of the Curator of Drawing and Archives, the Project Archivist will be responsible for:

-Processing of architectural drawings, files, and photography of Tafel’s career. Includes sorting and appraising materials for possible reduction of collection. Includes preparing materials for transport and storage to offsite facility.

-Processing of papers and other files relating to Tafel’s role as historian of Frank Lloyd Wright and related Wright
collections. Includes sorting and appraising materials for possible reduction of collection.
-Arranging and describing architectural collections in an electronic database following DACS and other emerging standards. Includes searching, authority work, description & subject analysis.
-Assigning, revising, and training students and graduate interns to provide assistance with tasks above, including inputting, processing, and research in archival files. The position will also be responsible for other duties as assigned.

Requirements are: ALA accredited M.L.S. with formal course work in archives administration or an M.A. in archival management, and two years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The incumbent must have thorough knowledge of archival processing and preservation theories and procedure; ability to work effectively, both independently and as a member or a team; ability to combine accuracy and efficiency; proven organizational and supervisory skills; proven interpersonal skills. Must be able to lift and carry heavy boxes and must be able to climb ladders. Knowledge of American architecture, historic preservation, urban planning or design history, especially relating to Frank Lloyd Wright, highly desirable.

This position has been classified as a PC I position.

Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled, for immediate consideration please apply online at:

https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55601

Application deadline: December 12, 2011
The Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library is one of the most comprehensive architecture and fine arts library collections in the world. Avery collects a full range of primary and secondary sources for the advanced study of architecture, historic preservation, art history, decorative arts, city planning, real estate, and archaeology. The Library contains 500,000 volumes including 40,000 rare books, and receives approximately 1,900 periodicals. Avery’s Drawings and Archives collection includes 1.5 million architectural drawings and records.

The Avery Library is home to the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, the only comprehensive American guide to the current literature of architecture and design.

The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals offers broad coverage of journal articles published worldwide on architecture and design, archaeology, city planning, interior design, landscape architecture, and historic preservation. With more than 675,000 records, the Index continues to be the pre-eminent discovery resource for research in architecture and related fields.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Job Posting: Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art & Architecture, Harvard College Library

Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art and Architecture, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture

Harvard College Library

Cambridge, MA

Reporting to the Public Services Librarian, this position is responsible for research support, collaboration, and outreach for visual materials in the field of Islamic art and architecture to faculty, students, and researchers. Visual materials collections include digital images and slides for teaching as well as other formats documenting all aspects of Islamic art and architecture in the Fine Arts Library including historic photographs, postcards, and ephemera. Additional responsibilities include implementation of appropriate and forward-looking image metadata schemes, digital access, and participation in collection development and management. Works closely with the Bibliographer in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture and the Photographic Resources Librarian in the Fine Arts Library and the faculty and staff of the Aga Khan Program.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

Collection Management, Development, and Access

  • Identifies, evaluates , and acquires images, digital resources, historic photographs, and other visual materials for the library’s teaching and research collection
  • Assesses and selects historic photographs and other visual materials in the Fine Arts Library’s collection for digitization and preservation (in consultation with the AKPIA Bibliographer and FAL Photographic Resources Librarian)
  • Works with AKPIA and other faculty members, students, fellows, and visiting scholars to set collection priorities based on research and curricular needs
  • Coordinates and prioritizes production of different digital products (scanning, uploading, cataloging); tracks workflows and timely service to users
  • Provides intellectual control for Islamic visual materials in OLIVIA, ARTstor Shared Shelf project, and other catalogues including collaboration to establish best practices and authority control
  • Participates in planning and implementing projects involving visual materials
  • Develops long-range planning for Islamic visual images collection in consultation with AKPIA faculty and staff

Reference and Instructional Support

  • Provides research services for visual materials in Islamic art and architectural history for faculty, students, and researchers
  • Selects and provides teaching images in appropriate formats and other visual resources for classroom lectures and course websites
  • Provides individual and group research support including in-class workshops and personalized instruction
  • Assists faculty and students in integrating GIS, Prezi , and other visual tools in lectures, course websites
  • Prepares online research guides, reference tools, and finding aids for Islamic visual materials
  • Assists with image research and provides images, as needed, for Muqarnas and other Harvard and MIT AKPIA publications

Collaboration and Outreach

  • Collaborates with diverse Harvard colleagues including the Loeb Design Library, NELC, CMES, and Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
  • Collaborates with AKPIA Documentation Center at MIT, Archnet, and other external initiatives on the creation and sharing of metadata, content, and services for users of visual materials on Islamic art and architecture such as SAHARA
  • Works with other Harvard groups supporting interdisciplinary and digital scholarship such as academic departments and programs, DASH, CGA, and the Library Lab Initiative to develop content and research/teaching opportunities

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises year-round student employees and temporary/project staff (as needed) in the creation of item level and collection-level cataloging and indexing for Islamic visual materials in all formats
  • Working together with other stakeholders, develops special projects for access to and dissemination of Islamic visual culture

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library and/or information science or equivalent experience
  • Advanced degree at the master’s level or higher in the history of art and architecture related to the study of the Islamic world, or the equivalent combination of education, experience and/or background etc.
  • 3-5 years related professional library experience required
  • Knowledge of at least one Middle Eastern language (Arabic, Persian, Turkish)
  • Expertise in image metadata standards and online data creation and access
  • Computer skills including databases and digital image file management, required
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills required

Additional Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of western European languages, especially French and German
  • Knowledge of the contemporary field of Islamic art and architecture historical study and its constituents
  • Knowledge of other archival collections projects related to visual culture and history of the Middle East
  • Ability to use a computer, monitor, keyboard, and mouse

 Please apply with a cover letter and resume at the Harvard Employment Site.  

Apply Here:  http://www.click2apply.net/wy6zy39


David Adjaye chosen for National Museum of African American History and Culture

More interesting architecture news from the New York Times here:

A dream almost a century old moved another step closer to reality on Tuesday as the Smithsonian Institution chose a team led by David Adjaye, the celebrated Tanzanian-born architect, to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture, scheduled to open on the National Mall in Washington in 2015.


Pritzker Prize Awarded to Peter Zumthor

See the story at the New York Times:

He is not a celebrity architect — not one of the names that show up on short lists for museums and concert hall projects or known outside of architecture circles. He hasn’t designed many buildings; the one he’s best known for is a thermal spa in an Alpine commune. And he has toiled in relative obscurity for the last 30 years in a remote village in the Swiss mountains, out of the limelight and away from the crowd.

But on Monday, the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, was to earn the highest recognition of his profession: the Pritzker Prize.


Allison Arieff on William Stout Architectural Books in San Francisco

Here’s a lovely piece from Allison Arieff’s By Design blog at the New York Times.  It’s about that dying breed–the specialty bookstore:

“Shelf Life”

Great quote: “Stout is a collector in the best sense of the word. Though he joked that he began acquiring books when he realized he’d never have a 401k, it is probably more accurate to say that Stout is in complete thrall of the smell of ink, the feel of paper, the intellectual and physical heft of the literary object, the near-indiscernible sound of the turning of pages.”

After reading this, I don’t feel so bad about schlepping endless boxes of books across the country over the past few years.


British Architect to Redesign City Library

New York Times reports about plans to renovate the New York Public Library:

Some are bound to question whether the library can raise the necessary funds, given the current financial crisis. But library officials said they were determined to press on. “We are committed to this program,” Ms. Marron said. “We recognize the world is different than what it was, and it might take a longer time. We’re not going to be foolhardy.” “Libraries are needed in times like this,” she added. “More people need to borrow books, to get job information — it’s free. So I think everybody strongly believes the library is needed more than ever.”


How do you build a public library in the age of Google?

From Slate.com:
Borrowed Time
How do you build a public library in the age of Google?



Click here to read a slide-show essay about the architecture of libraries.